Jessica Mittler

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Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Contact Information

601L Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


Ph.D., 2008, Health Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Science
B.S., 1994, Urban and Regional Studies, Cornell University
M.P.P., 1997, Public Policy, University of Michigan
M.S., 1997, Health Services Administration, University of Michigan

Teaching Interests

Quality of care, managed care, health care organizations and financing, quality of care, and program and policy evaluation

Research Interests

Quality improvement, patient experiences with care, access to care, market dynamics, and organization and individual behavior.

Selected Publications

Gold, M., T. Krissik and J. Mittler. 2006. "Collaborative Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care: Experience of the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Initiative." Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety, 32(2): 81 -91

Mittler, J. and M. Gold. 2005. "Physician Participation in Medicaid Managed Care: The California Experience." Managed Care Quarterly, 13(2): 1-11

Gold, M., J. Mittler, D. Draper, and D. Rousseau. 2003. "Plan and Provider Participation in Medicaid and SCHIP Managed Care" Health Affairs, 22(1): 230-240

Gold, M., and J. Mittler. 2001. "Health Insurance Expansion Through States in a Pluralistic System." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 26(3): 581-615

Gold, M., J. Mittler, and B. Lyons. 2000. "Oil and Water? Lessons from Maryland's Effort to Protect Safety Net Providers in Moving to Medicaid Managed Care." Journal of Urban Health, 77(4): 645-662

Gold, M., and J. Mittler. 2000. "Second Generation Medicaid Managed Care: Can It Deliver?" Health Care Financing Review, 22 (2): 29-47

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Health Care Systems